Rinnai: Tankless Water Heaters of the Future

 In Armstrong Plumbing Blog

Typically, your water heater isn’t something you think about replacing until your traditional water heater quits working or does not meet your hot water needs, or you’re in the dank recesses of your basement standing in ankle-deep water wondering “why didnt i just call a plumber?”.  In that moment or before it happens, you have the opportunity to upgrade your water heater to a more efficient, and longer-lasting approach to heating the water in your home!

But what water heater should I pick?

You may be asking yourself “What tankless water heater best meets my needs?” Well, here at Armstrong Plumbing we would recommend 9 times out of 10 a Rinnai! Rinnai offers two types of tankless water heaters — condensing and non-condensing. Both tankless water heater types will provide continuous hot water when you need it. One main difference is their energy efficiency as explained below.

Rinnai’s condensing tankless water heaters are designed and engineered to operate more efficiently by capturing energy from the exhaust gas by condensing and utilizing it to provide additional energy to heat your water. On the other hand, Rinnai’s non-condensing tankless water heater is engineered to directly vent the excess heat from the exhaust gas. Both tankless water heater types, however, will provide you with the continuous hot water you need and want without worrying about running out of hot water when using simultaneously in different applications. Depending upon your energy efficiency expectations, budget and preference, we offer multiple tankless water heater products that will meet your needs.

Another great benefit of having a tankless water heater is its compact size (similar to a small suitcase) that allows you to install it in almost any place. Unlike standard water heaters, Rinnai’s  tankless water heaters can be located and installed outdoors or indoors, in an attic, a garage or basement. Ask one of our certified technitians to give you options based on your home layout and needs! Say goodbye to that old eyesoar and hello to your new sleak looking tankless!

“But I heard that tankless water heaters still take a long time to get hot water to the rest of the house?!?”

Rinnia’s recirculation technology works in harmony with their tankless water heater and keeps hot water in your water line so regardless of which faucet or appliance you turn on, hot water is there almost instantly. With their WiFi ready tankless water heater and recirculation technology you can ask your Amazon Alexa or Google Home to “schedule or turn on your recirculation.” Your way to incorporate the latest technology in your smart home, is to add hot water recirculation to your routine.

“So which tankless will fit my needs better?”

In choosing a tankless water heater, there are a few discerning characteristics which reveal the model that best fits your needs. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • How much hot water do I use every day?
  • How many fixtures will possibly use hot water at the same time? (For example: washing machine, dishwasher, shower, etc.)
  • Do I run out of hot water often or schedule when I do the dishes or the laundry?
  • How can I heat my home’s water more efficiently and save on energy bills?
  • Is putting my tankless water heater in another location an option?

Once you have answered these questions for yourself, contact Armstrong Plumbing and one of our certified plumbers can help you pick the Rannai that is right for you!


Want more information on Rinnia’s amazing tankless water heaters?

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